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  • Duration19 Days
  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous
  • Max Altitude5,416 M (17,769 ft)

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is known as one of the best hiking destinations in the world and offers an incredible experience to hikers. This trek shares all that Nepal has to offer. Many Annapurna circuit treks start from Besisahar, but nowadays, because of the roadways, trekkers drive directly to Chamje or Syange. Heading through the rugged trail, it reaches Manang village. Tibetan Buddhism has a significant influence on it.

The climb over Thorong La Pass reaches an elevation of 17,769 ft and is a challenging yet beautiful highlight of the trip. Trekkers have the opportunity to view the Himalayan range as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091m), Manaslu (8163m), Fishtail, Lamjung Himal, Himchilu, Tukuche Peak, and Tilicho Peak, among others.

Muktinath, on the other side of the Annapurna region, is a sacred place for Hindu and Buddhist devotees. Muktinath Temple is the central attraction here. Then, heading through the Kali Gandaki gorge, the trek joins the Ghorepani Poon Hill via a natural hot spring in Tatopani. The sunrise view and mountain views are breathtaking.

Following the trail, it reaches Nayapul and drives to Pokhara. Oak, rhododendron, and other sub-tropical to alpine vegetation in flora and wild animals such as mountain goats, leopards, and jackals, birds such as pheasants, and long-tail birds in the fauna are found in the round Annapurna trekking. Spring and autumn are the best seasons for this trekking, which is almost impossible in the winter or becomes extremely adventurous due to the heavy icefall.

To trek with experienced guides and at a competitive price, contact Rugged Trails Nepal. To make your journey simple and cheaper, there are fixed departure dates available for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. If your vacation period is short in Nepal and you are not able to do the whole circuit trekking, then you can pick the Short Annapurna Circuit (Annapurna Panoramic) trek.

This is a 19-day Annapurna Circuit trek with Ghorepani Poon Hill, but we can add Tilicho Lake or extend up to Annapurna Base Camp. 

What makes this tour very interesting

  • Exploring the world's longest pass, Thorong La.
  • World Heritage Sites visit Kathmandu.
  • Beautiful Pokhara Valley and Lakes.
  • Amazing Annapurna Himalayas and Landscapes.
  • Sunrise viewpoints and diversity.
  • Food, culture, lifestyle, and more. 
  • Kaligandaki Valley, exploring the Lower Mustang.
  • Tibetan Culture, Buddhist Monastery.
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill.

New Annapurna Seven Passes Trek Route

New Annapurna seven passes trek route details and itinerary will be updated soon.

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  • Day: 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rugged Trails Nepal who will take to your hotel. Welcome drinks upon arrival at the hotel, free time until 6 pm. Evening welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant with authentic Nepali cuisine and cultural program.Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Dinner
    • 1300 M
  • Day: 2
    Kathmandu valley Sightseeing, trek preparation day

    After breakfast proceeds our short guided sightseeing tour at the Swayambhunath Temple. After Swayambhunath temple, we will visit another UNESCO World Heritage sites Patan Durbar Square, and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world.

    After sightseeing drives back to the hotel and briefing of our rest of trip plan. At the same time if you have to buy any trekking gears or things for the rest of the days Guide will help take you to the trekking equipment store in Thamel.

    • Hotel
    • 3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast
    • 1300 M
  • Day: 3
    Kathmandu to Besi Sahar and jeep drive to Syange.
    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 760 M
  • Day: 4
    Syange trek to Dharapani
    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1860 M
  • Day: 5
    Dharapani trek to Chame.
    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2670 M
  • Day: 6
    Chame Trek to Pisang
    • Lodge
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3300 M
  • Day: 7
    Pisang to Manang.
    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3540 M
  • Day: 8
    Rest day in Manang or visit Visit Ice Lake.
    • Lodge
    • 7-8 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4600 M
  • Day: 9
    Manang to Letdar
    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4200 M
  • Day: 10
    Letdar to Thorung Phedi or High Camp.
    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4450 M
  • Day: 11
    Thorung Phedi trek to Thrung La Pass to Muktinath.
    • Lodge
    • 8-9 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 5416 M
  • Day: 12
    Muktinath to Kagbei Jomsom , Kagbeni to Jomsom.
    • Lodge
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2800 M
  • Day: 13
    Drive Jomsom to Tatopani.
    • Lodge
    • 3-4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1190 M
  • Day: 14
    Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani.
    • Lodge
    • 7-8 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2880 M
  • Day: 15
    Hike up to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani.
    • Lodge
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3210
  • Day: 16
    Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk.
    • Lodge
    • 3-4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1940 M
  • Day: 17
    Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1010m) and drive to Pokhara.
    • Hotel
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch
    • 850 M
  • Day: 18
    Drive back to kathmandu
    • Hotel
    • 6 Hour Drive
    • Breakfast
    • 1300 M
  • Day: 19
    Final departure.
    • NA
    • NA
    • Breakfast
    • NA

What's Included

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Domestic Airfare as per itinerary
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered English-speaking tour and trekking guides as porters.
  • Annapurna Conservation park fees, TIMS Card, and Government Taxes
  • Accommodation with breakfast in Cities (Kathmandu - Pokhara)
  • Guided tour in the city with an expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in the city
  • Equipment and clothing for porters and staff.
  • Insurance for all staff and porters.
  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
  • First Aid Kit for the Annapurna Circuit Trek.
  • Annapurna Circuit Trekking Map.
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff, including porters

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal visa fees
  • Lunch and dinner during a hotel stay in Kathmandu, Pokhara
  • Personal gear and clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips: any expenses incurred in an emergency evacuation or roadblock due to any reason.
  • Table drinks and snacks while walking
  • Service other than those mentioned above
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslides, strikes, political unrest, etc.
  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage charges.
  • Hot shower, battery charge (during the trek), telephone, etc.
  • Items of personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, and mineral water
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing in the city.

Useful Information

  • Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary can be customized 
  • During the winter, if there is heavy snowfall, Thorong La might not be possible or need extra days to wait and see.
  • If you are in a group, get the best offer from Rugged Trails Nepal.
  • Instead of a drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you can take a flight, which takes about 25 minutes.


  • Outstanding experience!

    - Ralf and Sandra, Germany

    We were in December and January 2017/18 in Nepal on the road and have received an all-inclusive package for 4 weeks. Our guides for Kathmandu and for trekking were phenomenal, the organization excellent. We felt very welcome and familiar. Many Thanks! Originally in the German language visit our Tripadvisor link.

  • “Eine Lebenserfahrung!”

    - Christin, Austria

    Wir sind den Annapurna Circuit gegangen und es war nicht nur ein Erlebnis, es war eine lebensverändernde Erfahrung! Alles war perfekt organisiert und sowohl Nirajan (der Agenturchef), Tul (unser Guide) und auch Yubraj (unser Porter) waren rund um die Uhr um unser Wohlergehen bemüht. Wir hatten so viel Spass gemeinsam!!! Nirajan in Kathmandu war immer für uns erreichbar und hat sich um alle unsere Anliegen sofort gekümmert. Danke an das Team von Rugged Trails für diese wunderbare Zeit!!! Wir sehn uns zum nächsten Trek auf alle Fälle wieder!!!

  • “An experience of a lifetime!” Annapurna Circuit Trekking

    - Elisabeth, Austria

    This was my first trekking experience and I could not have imagined it any better! I spontaneously decided to join a friend on the Annapurna Circuit Poon Hill, which she had already booked ahead of time. Nirajan was very flexible and helpful and even supported me when my credit card and ATM card didn't work.

    The trek was perfectly organized and we had an amazing guide and a great porter. I'm sure it's manageable to do the trek on your own, but I would definitely suggest going with a porter and having the trip organized by Rugged Trails Nepal. For once some places on the way have only limited availability and a guide can book a room ahead, but also while going with a porter you will learn about the culture, scenery, and customs of Nepal in a way you could never by simply using a guidebook.

    You will also have the chance to get in contact with the local people on the way. Our guide equipped us with a lot of background information and pointed out interesting facts and sights we would have missed otherwise. Nirajan picks his guides carefully and you are guaranteed to be taken the best possible care of! Even before and after the trek, Nirajan took the time to show us around and teach us many many interesting things about Nepali culture, language, society, politics, and history!

    We had an amazing time and a blast! We will definitely come back and will do another trip with Rugged Trails in the future! Thank you so much Nirajan for everything! We enjoyed every second of it!